August 31, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Visual Arts Center | Jerstad Gallery
Painting with Paper offers a view into nostalgia and Americana. Through evoking images of the past, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the future. Nate’s work is both technically proficient and inviting, allowing viewers the opportunity to project their own personal histories to the object presented while creating a base narrative dialogue from a generation.
“The past is never a static thing. Interpretation of past events is as wide as the vast range of human experience. Now more than ever, it’s essential that we look to the past to trace the present back towards its cultural roots—not so we can dwell there—but rather to reconsider what it means to live in the present and create the future.” – Nate Stromberg excerpt from Back to Go Forward exhibition.
About the Artist:
Nate Stromberg was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor’s degree at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He then went on to get his MFA at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Nate has had solo exhibitions, including Circulus Retro I/III: Nathan Stromberg—Back To Go Forward, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA; Another Man’s Treasure, Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN; Significant Stuff: New Object Collages, ARTISTRY/Bloomington Theater and Arts Center, Bloomington, MN; Chrome Remnants, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; American Iconic: New Paintings by Nathan Stromberg, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN and countless group exhibitions dating back to 2000. In this exhibition, Painting with Paper, Nate has truly demonstrated his excellent craft and amazing production capacity.